Monthly Archives: July 2010

Pigs on the march in Asheville

I’m working on a project to document the street performers in Asheville. These pigs were about the only street performers in town not busking for money Friday night. Unfortunately I got to town later than expected (what, me late?) and the buskers I was looking for had either finished or weren’t out for a change. […]

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Phil Lesh and his evil twin

Phil doesn’t really have an evil twin, but he does have fourteen knobs on his bass guitar.  Count ‘em. If he can manipulate his sound fourteen different ways, I don’t feel bad manipulating a photo and giving him a mirror image. This was shot during a Grateful Dead concert on a very hot afternoon in […]

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Duane restored

Here is another image from a series of shots of Duane Allman performing with the Allman Brothers Band in Chapel Hill, North Carolina in spring of 1971. They are all pretty similar except for Duane’s facial expressions and the position of his hands. I spent about fifteen minutes camped out less than an arm’s length […]

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Another one from the road

I don’t know how one could go to an Outlaws show and not come away impressed by the vocal harmonies. How do they do it? Well, they practice. Here the guys are working on a particularly intricate vocal part with new band member Dave Robbins on the tour bus before the Sylvania, Ohio show. This […]

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Random rock shots – Graham Parker

Graham Parker deserves more commercial success than he ever got. I guess there’s a lot of that going around. He is a great singer and songwriter who is best known for his days recording and touring with one of the best bands I’ve ever heard, The Rumour. He was categorized as an English pub rocker, […]

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Nothing says summer like fish tacos

After spending almost a week on the road with BlackHawk and The Outlaws, it was great to get home.  Food on the road can be quite good. Some of the backstage catering we had was great. But there’s nothing like home cooking. We’ve got a terrific seafood market in Hickory. Dockside Fish and Seafood Market […]

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I’m so bored I’m changing my own strings

Usually, a guitar tech performs basic maintenance on the instruments, but when there’s nothing else to do, it’s a good way to kill some time. This shot illustrates a mid-afternoon slice of life on the Outlaws tour bus. Chris Anderson answers his iPhone while cleaning one of his guitars and changing his own strings. Randy […]

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Tater up and serve the curve

Just before each show, the Outlaws have a backstage ritual that they call “tater up and serve the curve”. It’s kind of a cross between a fist bump, a sports team breaking a huddle and something else – I’m not quite sure what. At any rate, this is what the end of it looks like. […]

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